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International Logistics New Regulations in January 2021

International Logistics New Regulations in January 2021

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01China adjusts some commodities Import tariffs On the afternoon of December 23, the Tariff Commission of the State Council issued a notice on the adjustment plan for the temporary import tariff rate in 2021, and the most-favored nation of some imported commodities will be adjusted in 2021. Tax rate, treaty tax rate and provisional tax rate. From January 1, 2021, the import tariffs of some commodities will be adjusted; the prices of some anti-cancer drugs, medical equipment, and infant milk powder will be supported. Some imported equipment and parts related to the development of new infrastructure and high-tech industries will be adjusted. There is more adequate protection.
This adjustment of tariffs is a major adjustment in recent years. It not only involves the adjustment of tax rates, but also the adjustment of tax items that have not been touched in the past few years, so it is quite interesting. The total number of tax items after adjustment reached 8,580, an increase of 31 over 2020.
Announcement address:

http://gss.mof.gov.cn/gzdt/zhengcefabu/202012/t20201223_3636573.htm

 

02The General Administration of Customs will comprehensively promote the "two-stage access" on December 22, 2020, the single window re-issued notice. Since December 22, 2020, the General Administration of Customs will comprehensively promote the "two-stage access" ; Information supervision.
Among them, "the first paragraph of access" means that before the imported goods are lifted out of the customs supervision area of ​​the port, the customs conducts port inspections on the goods that require quarantine and inspection to determine whether the goods are allowed to enter the country or not." The second paragraph of access means that after the imported goods are lifted out of the customs supervision area of ​​the port, the customs conducts destination inspection on the goods that have inspection requirements to determine whether the goods are allowed to enter the domestic market for sale or use.
Enterprises only need to tick the three application options in the "single window" declaration link in advance in "Transition Inspection", "Conditional Departure" or "Combined Inspection of Port and Destination", and then You can submit the above-mentioned "two paragraphs of access" electronic application together with the declared data. If it does not meet the requirements, a pop-up window will prompt you.
For the goods that do not meet the inspection conditions in the port supervision area, the enterprise can lift it off to the designated place of the application for "transition inspection";
For the goods that need to be sampled for inspection for inspection or quarantine purposes, if they meet the conditions, there is no need to wait for the results of the inspection. After sampling, you can "conditionally lift off";
For goods that have both port inspection requirements such as quarantine or inspection, and destination inspection requirements such as inspection, you can "combine inspections" at the port of entry.
If you encounter any problems during the use of the system, please call the "Single Window" national unified service hotline 95198.
Announcement address:

http://www.singlewindow.cn/tzgg/5221.jhtml

 

03 New Imported Hazardous Chemicals Specification Declaration Requirements On December 24, 2020, the Single Window issued a notice on regulating the declaration of imported hazardous chemicals. From January 10, 2021, products with HS codes involving hazardous chemicals must In the "Cargo Attributes" column, check one of "Bulk Dangerous Chemicals", "Dangerous Chemicals in Pieces" and "Non-Hazardous Chemicals" to continue the declaration. At the same time, provisions are made for the filling of the "Dangerous Goods Information" column.
Official single window notification address:
http://update.singlewindow.cn/pubnotices/20201224/20201224.html
Hazardous chemicals HS/CIQ correspondence table Excel:

http://update.singlewindow.cn/pubnotices/20201224/20201224.xlsx

 

04CEPA amendments to the origin standards of some commodities take effect. According to the announcement issued by the General Administration of Customs on December 24, 2020: In order to promote economic and trade exchanges between the Mainland and Macao, according to the "Mainland and Macao on the establishment of closer economic and trade relations" The relevant provisions of the Agreement on Trade in Goods now revise the standards of origin of some commodities in the Announcement No. 213 of the General Administration of Customs of 2018. For details, please refer to the attachment in the announcement. The revised standards will be implemented from January 1, 2021.
Announcement address:

http://www.customs.gov.cn/customs/302249/302266/302267/3484621/index.html

 

05 China-Mauritius Certificate of Origin Issuance On December 18, the General Administration of Customs issued Announcement No. 128 of 2020, promulgating the Measures for the Administration of Origin of Imported and Exported Goods under the China-Mauritius Free Trade Agreement, and in January 2021 It will be officially implemented on the 1st.
The preferential trade agreement code of the "China-Mauritius Free Trade Agreement" is “21”; the implementation of the approved exporter system shall be implemented in accordance with the relevant provisions of the General Administration of Customs' 2014 Announcement No. 52, and the involved AA production enterprises are adjusted to Production-oriented advanced certification company.
The Commercial Certification Center of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade recently notified that from January 1, 2021, applicants can apply to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and its local visa agencies to issue the China-Mauritius Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin.
Announcement address:

http://www.customs.gov.cn/customs/302249/302266/302267/3471126/index.html

 

06 CCPIT Accepts Mongolian Certificate of Origin Recently, the Commercial Certification Center of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade notified that from January 1, 2021, applicants can apply to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and its local origin visa agencies for the issuance of the country of origin to Mongolia. Certificate of Origin under the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement.

 

07 Trade reminders after Brexit that the UK will automatically participate in 40 trade agreements reached between the EU and more than 70 countries or regions when it is still a member of the European Union. After Brexit, the UK can negotiate to extend these agreements. Any existing EU trade agreements will no longer apply to the United Kingdom after December 31, 2020. If the United Kingdom does not reach a bilateral agreement with these countries or regions, it will trade in accordance with WTO rules.
In terms of trade with Britain:
The UK will officially start using the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) certification mark from January 1, 2021. After the UKCA mark is implemented, the export of products that only required CE certification to the EU and the UK will require CE and UKCA certification respectively, which may have a significant impact on the cost of the company's products and requires great attention. The specific content has been sorted out before, please see here for details: please pay attention to exporting such products! The UK will open the UKCA certification mark to replace the CE mark!

The United Kingdom Customs also announced that the reform of the tax law for imported goods in the United Kingdom will be implemented on January 1, 2021. The specific requirements are: all imported goods whose declared value is less than £135 are subject to value-added tax (VAT). The new tax law cancels the original tax exemption clause for small-value goods imports, that is, goods whose declared value is not greater than £15 originally exempt from tax are now also subject to value-added tax at a rate of 20%. For all goods imported into the UK, if the recipient is an enterprise, the recipient’s economic operator registration identification number (EORI number) and VAT number (VAT number) in the UK must be provided. The EU EORI number will no longer be applicable British import and export business. See here for details: It's set! The finale of Brexit! Important reminder for British trade after January 1!

 

08 EU tightens the import and export of waste plastics From January 1, 2021, the EU will implement new regulations on the import and export of waste plastics and internal shipments in the EU.
These new regulations prohibit the export of waste plastics from the EU to non-OECD countries, except for clean waste plastics that can be recycled. The importing country must explain to the European Commission the rules applicable to such imports. Exports from the EU are only allowed under the conditions stipulated by the importing country. For countries that have not provided relevant legal system information, the “prior notice and consent procedure” will be applied. The EU's import and export of hazardous and difficult-to-recycle waste plastics to OECD countries will follow the "pre-notification and consent procedure". Under this procedure, both the importing country and the exporting country must authorize shipment. The EU imports hazardous and difficult-to-recycle waste plastics from third countries will follow the "pre-notification and consent procedure". Under this procedure, both the importing country and the exporting country must authorize shipment.

The European Union has imposed a "plastic packaging tax" on January 1, 2021, and the tax on disposable plastic packaging is levied at a rate of 0.8 euro per kilogram.

 

09 The United States extended the validity period of additional tariff exclusions for anti-epidemic materials. On December 22, 2020 local time, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued an announcement, announcing the extended list of four batches of medical products exclusion exemptions. The USTR stated in the announcement that in response to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the United States decided to extend the validity period of the additional tariff exclusions for four batches of medical protection products, involving a total of 99 medical protection products (including some newly excluded products), and the exclusion validity period is 2021 From January 1 to March 31, 2021.
List query:

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/COVID_Extensions_December_2020.pdf

 

10 The US STOP Act Act came into effect The US STOP Act, which aims to reduce the number of illegal opioids entering the country through the mail system, came into effect on January 1, 2021, which means that the electronic data threshold attached to each inbound package will be A substantial increase.
According to the latest announcement of China Post:
"Starting from January 1, 2021, the United States requires EAD (Electronic Advance Customs Information) information for inbound items. China Post has reached a solution with the U.S. Postal Service in 2019 to transmit items through the UPU information system. Email EAD information. According to statistics from the UPU and the U.S. Postal Service, the customs clearance and delivery of mail sent to the United States through China postal channels are normal. There is no situation where mail exported to the United States is denied entry due to incomplete information.

China Post completes data transmission in strict accordance with UPU regulations to ensure smooth customs clearance of exported U.S. mail; China Post maintains a good daily communication mechanism with U.S. Post, and has established a complete immediate response mechanism to policy changes. Here is a special reminder that you must provide complete and accurate declaration data when using international postal services to achieve fast customs clearance. ”

 

11 In April 2018, Russia passed government decree No. 791, stipulating the general principle of compulsory pasting of electronic regulatory labels on goods from 2019, and at the same time obliged to determine the implementer of the electronic label project. In the same month, Russia issued Government Order No. 792 to determine the list and schedule of mandatory labeling products.

From the beginning of 2021, the mandatory electronic label system will be extended to light industrial products and dairy products. In terms of compulsory electronic labeling of dairy products, milk, cream, ice cream, etc., with a shelf life of more than 28 days, will be mandatory labeling from January 20, 2021; milk, cream, condensed milk, whey, butter, and cream with a shelf life of less than 28 days Cheese, milk residue, milk-containing beverages, etc., will be mandatory labeling from July 1, 2021; yogurt, fermented dairy products, etc., will be mandatory labeling from October 1, 2021; farmers who retail self-produced dairy products can postpone until October 1, 2022.

 

12Medical masks imported from Myanmar need to be approved by the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar issued a notice to the Association of Pharmaceutical Enterprises on December 24. The content is as follows:

The FDA previously placed medical masks (including N95 and KN95, etc.) to prevent the new crown pneumonia epidemic in the list of epidemic prevention materials that do not need to apply for import approval. In order to allow the public and medical staff to use masks that are safer and meet quality standards, starting from December 24, medical masks including N95 and KN95 have been included in medical supplies that need to apply for FDA import approval.

 

13 The African Continental Free Trade Area is launched Starting from January 1, 2021, the free trade area with the most member states in the world —— the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be officially launched. It aims to further reduce tariffs, eliminate trade barriers, promote the development of intra-regional trade and investment, and form a single large market covering 1.2 billion people and total member GDP of 2.5 trillion US dollars.
At present, the first phase of AfCFTA negotiations has basically been completed. The second phase of negotiations on investment, competition policy and intellectual property agreements is about to be completed. Negotiations on AfCFTA rules of origin have not yet been completed.

 

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